STEPPING OUT: Merrimack Valley YMCA's 27th annual Auction Gala

Courtesy photoGuest speaker Julissa Morales, 13, who is finishing up the eighth grade at Arlington Middle School in Lawrence, receives support from Vicki Flamenco, left, of SquashBusters, and her mother, Elsa Morales. Julissa participates in the nonprofit SquashBusters, where she plays squash and gets academic support. Through SquashBusters' partnership with the YMCA, she got connected to Camp Nokomis and has enjoyed attending there every summer since.